Penis Pumping Judge

Okla. judge zips his lips and quits

OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma judge facing removal over charges that he masturbated under his robes during trials said yesterday he's retiring.

Creek County District Judge Donald Thompson, 57, wrote to Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry resigning effective Sept. 1, a move that will allow him to retire with a full pension.

A former state representative and a judge for 22 years, Thompson was accused by state Attorney General Drew Edmondson of using a "penis pump" to enhance erections during trials and exposing himself to a court reporter several times while masturbating on the bench.

The state Court on the Judiciary was scheduled to hear a motion today to suspend Thompson. The judge has denied the charges and did not refer to them in his letter of resignation.